African Perception Survey of Chinese Business in Africa - final version

This survey measures Africans’ perceptions of the business practices of Chinese nationals (hereafter “Chinese Business”) in African countries. Such a survey is long overdue. While there have been several studies of the perceptions of Chinese and Europeans,  Africans are  the ones who are directly affected by investment of Chinese Business in their countries. Also, there is a widespread perception that Chinese investment in Africa is not benefitting  Africans. China stands accused of being a ‘new colonial power’, extracting resources for their own benefit with little return for Africa. In addition, Chinese presence in Africa is viewed with suspicion, especially from Western countries, and their human rights record, labour practices and environmental practices are often questioned. On the other side, the Chinese are very positive about their investment in Africa, contending that it contributes to the development in Africa.